The action of the mast cell product tryptase on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and subsequent fibroblast proliferation involves activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase isoforms 1 and 2 (erk1/2).

@article{Frungieri2005TheAO,
  title={The action of the mast cell product tryptase on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and subsequent fibroblast proliferation involves activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase isoforms 1 and 2 (erk1/2).},
  author={M B Frungieri and Martin Albrecht and Romi Raemsch and A Mayerhofer},
  journal={Cellular signalling},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={525-33}
}
The mast cell product tryptase, via protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2), induces cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and 15-deoxy-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) synthesis. 15d-PGJ2, through the nuclear peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), subsequently causes fibroblast proliferation. In this study we attempted to determine initial events of the tryptase/PAR2 signaling pathway leading to COX2 induction and fibroblast proliferation. In human fibroblasts (HFFF2), cDNA array, RT-PCR and… CONTINUE READING